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KeePass2.x reviews and mentions

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  • Ask HN: Why do people use Password Managers?
    2 projects | | 29 Nov 2023
    And the best part is there are solutions already that do this:

    Does it work on Android or iOS?

    2 projects | | 29 Nov 2023
    The key difference here being that this is two way hashing so passwords can be decrypted.

    In reality, there are a lot of attack vectors like MITM, event logging or sometimes straight up storing data in plaintext. Through these hackers can generally get passwords of all users of these services.

    So, why don't people use local password managers?

    Just a txt file encrypted with "master password" should be pretty damning to break into. And the reward for breaking in would be password for 1 person. (compared to 100k businesses).

    Obviously, this would be less convinient and wouldn't sync between devices. But would do the job.

    And the best part is there are solutions already that do this:

    So, why do people and companies use Okta etc?

  • Google-hosted malvertising leads to fake Keepass site that looks genuine
    5 projects | | 19 Oct 2023
    When you're at a point where you're relying on a display name to make security-critical decisions, you've already lost.

    Character substitutions like ķeepass or ƙeepass or keypass are at least possible to spot if you know the name of the product, but not the full URL.

    But there are many ways to create lookalike domains that don't change the product name:

    Which of these is the correct one? (It's of course, but just looking at the URL won't tell you that.)

    The root cause is downloading software you see advertised on Google even though that does not in any way establish trustworthiness.

  • Google announces passwordless by default: Make the switch to passkeys
    6 projects | | 10 Oct 2023
    > People love to hate on passwords but the reality is that for many circumstances (threat models) they are the best compromise. You can make them more than strong enough (take 32+ bytes out of /dev/random and encode however you like, nobody will ever brute force that in this universe) and various passwords managers solve the problem of re-use (never reuse a password).

    > And it comes with the benefit that you control how it is stored and can apply as much redundancy as you want to feel comfortable.

    Honestly, I agree! I used KeePass back in the day ( but now use KeePassXC ( and it's really nice - I don't know any of my passwords because they're all randomly generated and are pretty secure. The only one I have to remember is my main password for decrypting the safe, which I also wrote down and entrusted to someone close to me due to its complexity.

    It honestly works great, software to interact with the password safe is on every platform where I need it to be, in addition to it being super easy to reason about storage, because it's basically just a file - that I can then put on self-hosted Nextcloud, or another solution like that, or USB sticks or burn to CDs for all I care.

    Maybe I should also migrate all of my TOTP stuff over to it and look into good Android apps at some point, then I wouldn't quite need Google Authenticator or FreeOTP anymore, either.

  • If you cannot download any books, then you’re on one of the scam sites
    2 projects | /r/zlibrary | 3 Oct 2023
    If you have used this combo at many sites (which is of course not recommended) then download one of the available free Password Managers like Keepass, Bitwarden, Lastpass or any others you can find with a Google Search
  • Your privacy is optional
    12 projects | | 19 Sep 2023
    I also tried out KeePass for a little bit but prefer the BitWarden apps. The key thing here is don't store your passwords in the cloud as they are massive target for hackers.
  • KeePass vs VaultWarden
    3 projects | /r/sysadmin | 8 Jun 2023
    Best KeePass Windows desktop client: KeePass
  • My privacy journey -thanks to this and r/privacy sub AND how can I make it better
    7 projects | /r/PrivacyGuides | 2 Jun 2023
    If though you can't stand the idea of your password vault on a 3rd party server then you can use an offline password manager like KeePass. Of course, you have to take responsibility for making and storing backups of your vault in case something happens to your device. Fortunately, Syncthing can make this pretty trivial.
    7 projects | /r/PrivacyGuides | 2 Jun 2023
    If you can't stomach the thought of your password vault stored on a 3rd party server then I recommend KeePass which is a free open-source offline password manager. The key here is that you should back up the database. Perhaps putting a copy of it on your laptop/PC, your phone, and USB Key (probably 2, one you keep local and update periodically to swap with a second stored in a safety deposit box or trusted friend/family member). You can also use the open-source Syncthing to keep your database in sync across devices (thus creating automatically updated backups). I know some recommend putting the database on a cloud storage service to sync across devices, which is fine but in my opinion, if you are going to do that you might as well use Bitwarden or other reputable online password manager.
  • Air B&B with “Motion Detector” ring camera above a full length mirror. $500 for tampering with or unplugging it… good thing I have post-it notes
    2 projects | /r/mildlyinfuriating | 27 May 2023
    Why's that? If the issue is that you don't want to trust anyone else with your passwords, you can use an offline password manager (e.g. KeePass). Then all your passwords are only in one encrypted file, and you have full control over who has access to it.
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